RIPLEY, TENNESSEE
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OBITUARIES,  January - March 1968


The DAY and DATE above each paragraph
is the date the obituary appeared in the
LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE
 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Charles Joseph ALLEN, 52, of 933 Jackson Ave., Memphis, brother of Grady ALLEN and Mrs. Ruby NICHOLS, both of Ripley, was dead on arrival at 8:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, of an apparant heart attack. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home. (no burial place given). Born in Lauderdale County, he moved to Memphis in 1954. He leaves his wife, Marion Elizabeth Kirby ALLEN; son, Charles Lyle ALLEN, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Marion Jo KIRK and Mrs. Louise NEAL, both of Lorian, Ohio; another brother, James Willie ALLEN, of Lorain, Ohio; and two other sisters, Mrs. Peggy SHOEMAKE, of Memphis and Mrs. Francis COLEMAN, of Grand Prairie, Texas.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Mrs. Henrietta Poe AMMONS, 75, of Asbury, died at noon Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Saturday at Salem Baptist Church, of which she was a member, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. She was the widow of A. D. AMMONS, Asbury farmer, who died in 1961. She leaves three sons, Melvin AMMONS, J. B. AMMONS and Don AMMONS, all of Asbury and a sister, Mrs. Nora AMMONS, of Ripley.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
Mrs. Mattie Webb ARMOUR, 89, wife of C. N. ARMOUR, Halls construction firm owner, 89, died at 3:45 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered April 29th, 1967. Services were Tuesday in Grace Baptist Church, of which she was a member, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. Born in Decatur County, she moved to Lauderdale County early in life. She leaves her daughters, Miss Amelia CRIHFIELD, and Mrs. Gladys CARSON, of Halls and Mrs. L. M. VAUGHN, of Central; her brothers, Jeff WEBB and Will WEBB, of Central and Hobe WEBB, of Edith; and sister, Mrs. Oscar SMITH, of Jackson.

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1968
Crowell William ARMSTRONG, 87, of Halls, retired building contractor, died at 9 p.m. Thursday of last week Baptist Hospital of Memphis. Services were at Halls Funeral Home, burial in South Fork Cemetery. Born in Suwanne, GA, he lived in Ft. Worth, Texas and Jacksonville, FL., before he moved to Halls in 1948. Relatives said he had been a member of the Texas Rangers and a US Marshal. He leaves his wife, Freddie Olds ARMSTRONG; a daughter, Mrs. J. P. THOMPSON, of West Memphis, AR; his sisters, Mrs. Frank BEARD, Mrs. Virginia CARLISLE, both of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Paul HOWARD of Grand Praire, TX.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Charlie B. BAKER, 95, retired Crockett County farmer & landowner, who had also operated a general store in Halls, died about 4:15 p.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg, which he entered Tuesday of last week of uremia. Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Archer's Chapel Methodist Church, of which he was a founder and leader and in which he taught Sunday School for half a century. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was born in Bakersville, where his forefathers had been prominent. His father was a Civil War hero at Shiloh. His family moved to West Tennessee in 1885 by covered wagon. His wife, Mrs. Annie Norman BAKER, died in 1935. He leaves three sons, Shellie BAKER, of near Halls, Cecil BAKER, Mayor of Gates, and Melvin BAKER, of near Gates; and a daughter, Mrs. Cora GILLILAND, of Halls.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
William Harvey BANKS, 82, of 331 Stonewall, Memphis, father of Mrs. Joe A. JOHNSTON, of Ripley, died Wednesday of last week in the Medicenter in Memphis. Services were Thursday of last week in Memphis, with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Born in Hernando, Miss., he owned land in Miss., & Ark., and was a director of a Hernando Bank. He leaves his wife (unnamed); his sons, Wm. H. BANKS, Jr., of Memphis and Bowdre BANKS, of Caruthersville, Mo.; his daughters, Mrs. J. Stansill COVINGTON, of Memphis and Mrs. Leonard D. WRIGHT, of Byhalia, Miss.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
LONG POSTMASTER OF HENNING--George F. BARFIELD, Henning postmaster 31 years, died at 9 p.m. Thursday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, he was a veteran of WWI. He was a Methodist. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. B. BLACK, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mrs. W. H. McCLURE, of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert L. BARFIELD, of Van Nuys, Calif.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Mrs. Hattie Mae Nelson BARNES, 86, widow of Robert E. BARNES, Lightfoot farmer, died about 9:30 a.m. in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she had entered three weeks earlier. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. Born at Campground, she was a lifelong residence of Lauderdale County and a member of Lightfoot Methodist Church. She leaves three sons; Thomas E. BARNES and Reid BARNES of Ripley and william K. BARNES, of San Bernardino, Calif., a brother, T. L. NELSON and a sister, Mrs. Laura OSTEEN, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
James A. BLAKLEY, one of 22 men fatally injured June 26th when he stepped on a land mine near Thua Thien in Viet Nam, earned the Purple Heart, National Defense, and Viet Nam service medals, which were presented to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James BLAKLEY, of 209 Front St., Halls.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
Clarence L. BRADFORD, 70, of Dyersburg, a retired carpenter, who was a brother of Horace BRADFORD, of Henning, died Wednesday of last week in John Gaston Hospital in Memphis. Services were last week in Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg, burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Unionville. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae BRADFORD; daughters, Mrs. Emily LEDFORD, of Memphis, Mrs. Mary Lou COOPER, of Rutherford, Mrs. Barbara MOHR, of Forest Park, Ill., and Mrs. Sue WORLEY, of Torrence, Calif.; his sons, Leon BRADFORD, of Trenton, W. C. BRADFORD, of Brea, Calif., and his other brothers, C. M. BRADFORD and Lester BRADFORD, both of Kenton and Curtis BRADFORD, of St. Claire Shores, Mich.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
Lonnie BUCKNER, 60, a farmer, died at 11 a.m. Monday at his home at Arp. Services were Tuesday in Dry Hill Assembly of God Church, burial in the church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Nannie Stewart BUCKNER; his mother, Mrs. Nellie BUCKNER; his sons, Guy BUCKNER and Donald BUCKNER, both of Ripley, L. M. BUCKNER, of Covington, and Frank BUCKNER, of Memphis; his daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann ELKINS, of Burnsville, Minn., and Mrs. Letha Pearl HILL, of Chicago, Ill.; his brother, Elic BUCKNER, of Ripley; his sisters, Mrs. Beulah WEBB and Mrs. Bertie Mae CONNELL, both of Memphis and Mrs. Velma JACKSON, of Ripley.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
VIET CONG MORTAR WOUNDS--PFC Harmon Wayne (Buzzy) BURKS, 22, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harmon G. BURKS, of Henning, was fatally wounded January 30th in Viet Nam. He received fragmentation wounds to the head and body from hostile mortar fire while in a defensive position near Quang Nam. A 1964 graduate of Ripley High School, and of William R. Moore School of Technology in Memphis, he entered the service November 2, 1966, and had been in Viet Nam since September 1967. He also leaves his sister, Miss Rosalee BURKS, of Booneville, Miss., and his grandmothers, Mrs. J. A. FIELDS and Mrs. Lee H. BURKS, both of Henning.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Smith BUTNER, 81, of Woodville, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Layderdale County Hospital, which she had entered Sunday, after long illness. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Bee Branch, Ark., she moved to Lauderdale County in 1925. A member of Woodville Baptist Church, she was the widow of Lee Ernest BUTNER, who died in 1955. She leaves a son, Robert E. BUTNER, of Ripley.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Mrs. Violet CAGLE, 63, of 116 Northcrest Drive, Ripley, died at 5 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Sunday. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial was in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Memphis. Born in Haywood County, she moved to Lauderdale County from Memphis last August. She was the widow of Ernest CAGLE and leaves sisters: Mrs. Susie KING, of Dyersburg and Mrs. Irene BAGGETT, of Humboldt.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
Samuel Vincent CARMACK, 85, retired landowner, farmer and rural mail carrier of Curve, died about 3:15 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Curve Church of Christ, burial in Prospect Cemetery. He leaves his sons, Edwin CARMACK, of Halls, Sidney CARMACK, of Ripley, Winston CARMACK, of Gates, and Avery CARMACK, of Evansville, Ind.; his daughters, Mrs. Jewell SUTTON and Mrs. Fay WILLIAMS, both of Ripley, Mrs. Demetra WILLIAMS, of Gates, Mrs. Lyndell MITCHELL, of Memphis, Mrs. Bernice FORESTER, of Oxford, Ala., and Mrs. Vivian WALKER, of Huntsville, Ala.; and his brother, Arthur CARMACK, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Miss Narcissa CHAPMAN, 90, of 1328 Carr, Memphis, former Riplian and sister-in-law of Mrs. Nora CHAPMAN, of Ripley, died at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, with burial in the Lake Drive Cemetery in Ripley. She leaves two neices; Mrs. M. M. REEVES, of Eufala, Ala., and Mrs. R. B. EMMERSON, of Anniston, Ala., and one nephew, Scott CHAPMAN, of Atlanta, GA.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
Robert Roland CHIPMAN, 87, of Halls, a retired farmer, died at 4 p.m. last Friday in Western State Hospital, which he entered a month earlier. Services were Saturday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. His wife, Mrs. Mamie Summar CHIPMAN died in 1964. He leaves his son, Raymond CHIPMAN, of Halls.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
Omer Otis CLEMENT, 75, brother of Mrs. Nannie REVELLE, of Ripley, died Monday in Jackson--Madison County Hospital. Services were Wednesday in Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo, burial in Cario Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lera CLEMENT and his sons, James H. CLEMENT and Ernest CLEMENT, both of Alamo.

FRIDAY MARCH 22, 1968
Dr. Eldon D. CONNELL, 71, brother of J. T. CONNELL, of Halls, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Memphis. Services were Thursday in First Congregational Church, of which he was a member. A native of Crockett County, Dr. CONNELL practised as a physician in Memphis for 38 years, before he retired three years ago because of ill health. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth L. CONNELL; and his brother Frank CONNELL, of Alamo.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Joseph Littleton COOK, 83, retired farmer of Central, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since last October. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial was in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Hardeman County, he moved to Lauderdale County 70 years ago. He leaves his wife, Annie Jane Heathcock COOK; six sons, Enos COOK and John T. COOK, both of Memphis, Joseph L. COOK, Jr., and Eugene COOK, both of Chicago. Illinoin, Lewis COOK, of Hazen, Ark., and Paul COOK, of Anchorage, Alaska; four daughters, Mrs. Ree CATES, of Halls, Mrs. Anease McCUL, of Memphis, Mrs. Shirley ALLISON, of Qxnard, Calif., and Mrs. Mary TATE, of South Dakota; a brother, George COOK, of Okmulgee, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Annie BAILEY, of Okmulgee, Okla., and Mrs. Eunice EMMETT, of Sacramento, Calif.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Mrs. Jeanette Ringer CRITTENDON, 72, of Johnson City, sister of Mrs. A. G. HARGETT, of Halls, died Thursday of last week in Memorial Hospital in Johnson City. Services were in Halls Funeral Home, Burial in Halls Cemetery.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Clarence Robert CRUMLEY, 63, retired Fort Pillow State Prison Farm employee, died at 7:30 a.m. Monday in Methodist Hospital, Memphis, which he had entered Saturday. Srevices were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He was born in Giles County, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1958. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Dolly Stover CRUMLEY; sons, Cleve CRUMLEY and Clarence CRUMLEY, Jr., both of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Boyd CRUMLEY, of Sodus, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Imogene CLARK, of Benton Harbor, Mich.; brothers, Grady CRUMLEY, of Ripley, Leven CRUMLEY, of Covington, and R. W. CRUMLEY, of Dyersburg; sisters, Mrs. Pearl FEATHERSTONE, Mrs. Nettie SMITH, Mrs. Irma BEAK and Mrs. Mary Lou RUTLEDGE.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Ivan R. CURRIE, 87, of 403 S. Tipton, Covington was buried in Bethlehem Cemetery after services Thursday of last week in Maley Funeral Home in Covington. Born in Henning, he moved to Tipton County in 1900. He spent most of his 60 years in business as a salesman for Walker Hardware Co., in Covington and claimed a record for length of employment at the same place in that city. He leaves his wife, Harriet Louise Jenkins CURRIE; two sons, Jack D. CURRIE, of McMinnville and Ivan R. CURRIE, of Olive Branch, Miss.; and a daughter, Mrs. Hamilton A. FIFFE, of South Pasadena, Calif.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
Howard Basil CURSEY, 67, retired produce mercahant of Ripley, died about 12:10 a.m. Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he entered three weeks earlier. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Born in Dyer County, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1912. He leaves his son, H. B. CURSEY, Jr., of Madrid, Spain; his brothers, Lowell CURSEY, of Ripley, and B. N. CURSEY, of Dyersburg; and his sister, Mrs. Ed ROBERSON, of Ripley.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Mrs. Lee CURSEY, 91, died at 2 a.m. last Friday in her home at 142 Highland in Ripley, after a long illness. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She had lived in Lauderdale County 56 years. She was the widow of Osceola CURSEY, Ripley produce merhant who died in 1943. She leaves sons, Howard CURSEY and Lowell CURSEY, both of Ripley, and Bennie CURSEY, of Dyersburg; daughter, Mrs. Bernice ROBERSON, of Ripley and a brother, Walter PINCHLEY, of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
Earl DENNISON, 78, father of Mrs. Woodrow GODWIN, of Halls, died last Friday in his home in Newbern. Services were Sunday in Newbern's First Baptist Church, burial in Fairview Cemetery. At the age of 25, he invented a duck call which he patented and which became widely known. He had been featured in Field and Stream & Outdoor Sports Magazine. He leaves his wife, Lola Ann Jackson DENNISON; his daughters, Mrs. Farris GARNER, Mrs. Noel CARMEN, and Mrs. Cecil ROSS, all of Newbern, Mrs. Glenn SWIMS, of Memphis, Mrs. Charles McCLURE and Mrs. Bobby BELL, both of Paducah, Ky.; his sons, Harold DENNISON and Tom DENNISON, both of Newbern and K. W. DENNISON, of Memphis; his sister, Mrs. Bill McDONALD, of Newbern; and his brothers, J. P. DENNISON, of Newbern and William Odell DENNISON, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Miss Ella DIXON, 84, of Ripley, died about 6 p.m. Monday in Chandler Nursing Home at Lightfoot. Services were in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Trinity Cemetery. She was a Methodist. She leaves two brothers, Roy DIXON, of Bartlett, and J. M. DIXON, of Memphis; and a sister, Mrs. Druery DANCE, of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
E. L. EDENS, 88, Halls farmer, died at 3 a.m. Saturday in a Lockwood, Mo hospital, which he had entered seven weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. He spent most of his life in Halls before he moved to Missouri two years ago. He leaves three sons, Kenneth EDENS, of Ash Grove, Mo., Lloyd EDENS, of Rockford, Ill., and Glenn EDENS, of Walton, Ky.; a daughter, Mrs. Grace SUMMERLIN, of Memphis; and a brother, Dennis EDENS, of Ann Arbor, Mich.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Richard (Nub) EDWARDS, 58, employee of Custom Craft Mfg. Co. in Halls, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in the home of a neighbor, Farris BEASLEY at 211 S. Front St. in Halls, after an apparent heart attack. Services were Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henning. Born at Hurricane Hill, he was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County. He leaves a son, Richard EDWARDS, Jr., of Chicago, Illinois; daughters, Mrs. Frances Louise HILL, of Halls, and Mrs. Virginia Ann HALL, of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Annie BLANKENSHIP, of Arp.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Ernest Don FERGUSON, 54, of 1554 Galveston, Memphis, who was born in Halls, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis, after a long illness. Services were Thursday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Park.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Mrs. Mary Louise FOWLER, 57, mother of Mrs. Margie LONG, of Fort Pillow, and sister of Paul MEYER, Mrs. Sadie BURGETT and Mrs. Julia STUBBLEFIELD, all of Fort Pillow, died Thursday of last week at her home in Covington. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday in Maley Funeral Home, burial in Tipton County Memorial Gardens. She also leaves her husband, E. A. FOWLER; another brother, Albert MEYER of Drummond; sisters, Mrs. Gladys MARBRY, of Memphis and Mrs. Luna Kate MAXWELL, of Chicago. Illinois.

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1968
Thomas FULLEN, 38, employee of Ripley Auto Supply died at noon on Saturday in his home in Ripley after a sudden heart attack. Services were at 10:30 Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial was in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Maggie Langley FULLEN; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge FULLEN; his sons, Tommy Lynn and Timothy FULLEN; his daughter, Janet Claire FULLEN; his brothers, Donald FULLEN of Fort Bragg, NC and Billy FULLEN of Buena Park, CA; and a sister, Mrs. Ona Fay HUNTER of Millington.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Josie Watts GAINES, 94, widow of William Monroe GAINES, Henning farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, which she entered a week earlier. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She was a member of Green's Chapel Methodist Church. She resided with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charlie GAINES in Henning. She leaves four grandchildren; Maurice GAINES, of Henning, Miss Ella Jo GAINES, of Memphis, Charles Roy GAINES, of Dallas, Texas, and William Monroe GAINES, of St. Peters, MO.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Ettie Wall GARRETT, 92, widow of Alsie GARRETT, Halls barber, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday of last week in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dave WALKER, in Halls, after a long illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday in Halls Funeral Home, Rev. Enos THURMOND officiated. Burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Gibson County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1911. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Halls. Her husband died in 1920.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
L. E. (Ed) GARRETT, 85, a farmer, died at 6:45 p.m. last Friday at his home near Gates, after three years illness. Services were Sunday in Concord Methodist Church of which he was a member, burial in church cemetery. Born in Haywood County, he moved to Lauderdale County in 1919. He leaves his wife, Vallie Layne GARRETT; a son, Finis GARRETT; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice WOOD and Mrs. Audret MITCHELL; and a brother, Presley GARRETT, all of Halls.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
Joseph R. GAY, 60, brother of Mrs. Lee PEYTON, of Fort Pillow, died Sunday in his home at 311 Hollywood in Memphis. Services were Tuesday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Mt. Vernon Gardens. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace GAY; his son, Melvin GAY, of Memphis; his brother, Gilbert GAY, of Covington; his other sisters, Mrs. Ivory FLEMING, of Covington, Mrs. Nell HUMPHREYS, of Memphis, Mrs. Ruby PAULSON, of Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Bernice STEPHENS, of Torrance, Calif.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Theordore GILLILAND, 64, of near Halls, retired Crockett County farmer, died at 8:30 p.m. in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he had entered the day before after a heart attack. Services were Saturday in Lebanon Methodist Church of which he was a member, with burial in Halls Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Crockett County, he leaves his wife, Irene Garrett GILLILAND; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth ELMORE , of Halls; a brother, Eldon GILLILAND, of Chicago, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Jettie VAUGHN, of Halls.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Lonnie A. GOAD, 80, Central farmer, died Monday in his home. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, Burial in Grace Cemetery. He was a Member of walnut Grove Baptist Church, a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Mattie Brown GOAD; a step-daughter, Mrs. Thelma BOYD; a sister, Mrs. Rosa CANNON.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Arch GOOCH, 74, retired farmer of Double Bridges, died at 4 p.m. Monday in Lauderdale County Hospital, after a long illness. Services were Tuesday in Halls Funeral Home, Rev. Nolan CRINER officiated. Burial in halls Cemetery. Born near Halls, he was a lifelong resident of the Halls area, a member of Elon Baptist Church. He leaves his brothers, Charlie GOOCH & Sidney GOOCH, both of Halls, and Arthur GOOCH of Ripley; sisters; Mrs. Myrtle HUNT, of Memphis, and Mrs. Ellen BRAZIL, of Flint, Mich.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Mrs. Ruby Dillingham GOODBAR, 42, of West Memphis, Ark., half-sister of Brooks DILLINGHAM and of Mrs. Clois SANDLIN, both of Ripley, died Saturday Morning in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, which she had entered eight months earlier. Services were Sunday in West Memphis Funeral Home, burial at Drummonds. she also leaves her mother, Mrs. Irene WISEMAN, of West Memphis.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
CRASH FATAL FOR NUTBUSH MINISTER--Rev. Wm. Fred GRAY, 43, evangelist and pastor of the Full Gospel Revival Center at Nutbush, was killed Monday morning after his car left Highway 19, a half mile west of Brownsville and struck a tree. State Trooper Bob YOCHUM said thw accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. and that Rev. Mr. GRAY died in Haywood County Memorial Hospital in brownsville four hours later, without having regained consciousness. The trooper said GRAY was alone in the car. He said tire tracks showed the car had left the road for times over a distance of about 600 feet. The officer said Gray, a diabetic, was in insulin shock when he reached the hospital. Gray formerly lived in Memphis, he moved to Brownsville about a year ago. A Navy veteran of WWII, he was a member of the American Legion. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Carolyn GRAY; his son, W. Fred GRAY, Jr.; his daughter, Marjorie GRAY, both of Brownsville; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred GRAY of Miami, Fla.; his brother, Charles GRAY; and his sister, Mrs. Romona LIGHBELL, both of Atlanta, GA.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Gordon GREEN, 51, brother of Freeda HUTCHERSON, of Ripley, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Services were Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Greenhill Memorial Gardens in Halls. He leaves his sons, Ricky GREEN, Shelton GREEN, William GREEN, Jerry GREEN and Michael GREEN.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Services for Glen HAZELRIG, 9-year-old grandson of Mr. & Mrs. George CREWS, of Edith, who was accidently shot to death Saturday were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Wells Station Baptist Church in Memphis, with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Edith Methodist Church. The boy's uncle, Aubrey CREWS, of 1369 Oak Ridge, Memphis, had loaned a 20-gauge shotgun to Glen's brother, Danny, 15, for hunting during the holidays. Police said Danny had varnished the stock and was putting the gun into a living room closet in his home at 1538 Wells Station Road, when it fired. The blast struck Glen in the chest as he sat in a chair. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital and was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. He leaves his mother, Peggy Hazelrig KIRK; his father, William Wade HAZELRIG; his stepfather, Leonard KIRK; and a sister Rachael, 12 years old.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
FURNACE GAS KILLS PARENTS OF RIPLIAN IN BELLS RESIDENCE---Mr. & Mrs. Frank HERRON, parents of Mrs. Jack DAILEY, of Ripley, were found dead at their home in Bells about 9 a.m. Monday, when a negro woman received no answer to her knocking. Crockett County authorities said they were overcome by a gas floor furnace that was not working properly. Services were in First Methodist Church in Bells, with burial in Bellview Cemetery. Mr. HERRON, 76, was a retired produce farmer. Mrs. HERRON, a native of Roxton, Texas was 73. They leave another daughter, Mrs. James HIGGS of Pittsburg, PA. He leaves two brothers, John HERRON, of Trezevant and Horace HERRON of Huntington. She leaves 4 sisters, Mrs. Julia STEVENS & Mrs. Wallace HICKMAN, both of Okla. City, OK, and Mrs. Angeline HUDSON & Mrs. Christine POLSON, both of Dallas, Texas.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
Adrian HILL, 61, a mechanic, of Highway 19 East in Ripley, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he had just entered. Services were Monday in ripley Funeral Home, burial in Asbury Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Margaret HILL; his sisters, Mrs. Preston COLE, of Ripley and Mrs. Robert PAGE, of New York, N. Y.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Eula Escue HOWARD, 79, widow of James L. HOWARD, Curve farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she had entered six weeks earlier. Services were at 1 p.m. Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, the Rev. W. J. CLAYTON officiated. Burial was in Woodville Cemetery. Born in Haywood County, she resided in Memphis 21 years before she moved to Curve five years ago. She was a member of Curve Baptist Church. She leaves three sons; A. W. HOWARD, of Woodville, Harbert HOWARD, of Curve, and George HOWARD, of Memphis; three brothers; Jim ESCUE & Dave ESCUE, both of Ripley, and Cecil ESCUE, of Forked Deer; two sisters: Mrs. Ida HALL, of Forked Deer, and Mrs. Irma LOVELL, of Brownsville.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Mrs. Alice Goad HOLCOMB, 84, widow of Richard HOLCOMB, Edith farmer, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she had entered five weeks earlier. Services were Sunday in Macedonia Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Born in Dyer County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1940. She leaves sons, Jesse JACKSON, of Halls, Clararence JACKSON, of Curve, and Thomas JACKSON, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. Earl DANIELS, of Ripley, Mrs. Lyda WEBB, of Halls, and Mrs. Lula Mae FOLLIS, of Denison, Texas; a half-brother, Lester GOAD, of Ark.; sisters, Mrs. Pearl CROSS, Mrs. Earl BERRY and Mrs. Lyda GORDON, all of Dyersburg.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
Mrs. Barbara Alice Mosby HUNT, 60, of Ripley, died at 8:30 a.m. last friday in Lauderdale County, which she entered February 10th. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, with burial in Lauderdal County Memorial Gardens. Born in Princeton, Ind., she moved here 50 years ago. She laeaves her husband, James HUNT, of Ripley; step-sons, James HUNT, JR., of Ripley and Billy Edward HUNT, of San Antonio, Texas; her daughter, Mrs. Audrey BEARD, of Panama City, Fla.; her step-daughter, Mrs. Martha SIMPSON, of Ripley; half-brother, Hubert JONES, of Ripley; sisters, Mrs. Stella STEVENS, of Ripley and Mrs. Hettie WILLIAMS, of Chicago, Ill.; and her half-sister, Mrs. Mae WILLIAMS, of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1968
Mrs. Etna W. HUNT, 79, sister of Vernon WALTON and Mrs. Mattie DANIELS, both of Ripley, and of Arthur WALTON, of Gates, died Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ola THOMAS in Bolivar, TN. Services were in Shackelford Funeral Home in Bolivar, with burial in Union Cemetery. She was the widow of Henry Lee HUNT and also leaves two sons and two other daughters.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
MOURN WARDEN, SHERIFF--William Strange HUNT, Fort Pillow State Prison Farm Warden for nine years before his election as Tipton County Sheriff last May, was mourned in rites Saturday in First Methodist Church in Covington, burial in Tipton Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hunt, 51, died Thursday night in Methodist Hospital in Memphis after surgery Tuesday for a brain tumor. he leaves his wife, Olene Frizzell HUNT; sons, Wm. S. HUNT III, of Memphis, Phillip Margan HUNT and Thomas Melson HUNT, both of Covington; his mother, Mrs. Wm. S. HUNT; sisters, Mrs. J. E. CHOATE and Mrs. Hugh SIMONTON, both of Covington.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1968
Zack JOHNSON, 65, of Asbury, retired guard at Fort Pillow State Prison Farm, died at 1 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he had entered Jan 17th. Services were Monday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Asbury Cemetery. Born in Troy, Miss., he moved to tipton County in boyhood. a veteran of WWII, he was a member of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Ittie Sue Wood JOHNSON; his stepmother, Mrs. E. L. JOHNSON, of Brighton; a step-son, Charles L. CARPENTER, of Ripley; two sisters, Mrs. Alex MORGAN, of Brighton and Mrs. I. E. BELOATE, of Memphis; two half-sisters; four half-brothers; a step-sister and two step-brothers.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Henry S. JONES, 73, of Tucker St., Ripley, retired Glimp merchant and farmer, died Monday in Veteran's Hospital in Memphis, which he had entered two weeks earlier. Services were Wednesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. A veteran of WWI, he was a member of First Methodist Church in Ripley. He leaves his wife, Melissa Barron JONES; his son, William E. JONES, of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth BRADFORD, of Evansville, Ind.; and a half-sister, Miss Minnie Lee JONES, of Blytheville, Ark.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Mrs. Hilda Beanna Smith JONES, 62, widow of Oscar JONES, milk contractor of Covington, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tipton County Hospital in Covington, which she had just entered after an apparent heart attack. Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Archer's Chapel Church, of which she was a member. Burial in the church cemetery. Born in Crockett County, she moved to Covington in 1960. Her husband died last year. She leaves her sisters; Mrs. Ruth STEPHENSON of Martin, and Mrs. Betty Lou RYLANT of Covington; Her brother, Grover SMITH of Halls; and her sister, Mrs. Dorothy GILLILAND of near Gates.

FRIDAY MARCH 22, 1968
Jim JONES, 68, retired Crockett County farmer of near Gates, died at 8 p.m. Sunday in Alamo Nursing Home, in which he had been a patient for three years. Services were Tuesday in Archer's Chapel Methodist Church, burial in the Church Cemetery. He leaves his sister, Mrs. Bessie BAKER, of Halls and a half-brother, Bill RUDE, of Memphis.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
Mack Thomas KIRBY, 65, of Ripley, a retired Memphis grocer, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he has entered Thursday of last week. Services were Tuesday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale Memorial Gardens. Born in Ripley, he resided in Memphis 40 years before returning to Ripley four years ago. He leaves his wife, Clara Jenkins KIRBY; sons, James KIRBY, of Jackson, Charles KIRBY, of Memphis ans Mack J. KIRBY, of Cincinniti, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Martha WILLIAMS, of Memphis; brother, Aaron KIRBY, of Ripley; sisters, Mrs. Joe WHITE, of Ripley and Mrs. Eusley BURKS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1968
SLAIN PHARMACIST NATIVE OF FLIPPEN--Arthur Bryan LANIER, shot to death in his pharmacy on lamar in Memphis last week, was born at Flippen and was a cousin of Miss Cordie UNDERWOOD. He was the son of A. B. & Fannie Underwood LANIER, born in January 1907. The family moved to Arp and the family resided there until Arthur finished high school. He studied Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
James H. LEGGETT, 69, brother of Mrs. W. H. LEGGETT, of Halls, died Wednesday of last week in his home in Lansing, Mich. Grave side services were Tuesday in Antioch Cemetery near Friendship. He also leaves his daughter, Mrs. Roy DONATO; granddaughter, Pat DONATO, both of Portland Ore.; his sister, Mrs. W. B. ASTOR, of Memphis and his brother, Russell LEGGETT, of Lansing, Mich.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
David Ira (Jip) LONG, 72, retired carpenter, died at 8:30 p.m. last Friday in his home in Henning. Services were Sunday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Jewell Pipkin LONG; his sons, Barney LONG and Laymond LONG, both of Ripley, and Thomas W. LONG, of Frazier; his daughters, Mrs. Wood BRAY, of Memphis, Mrs. Joe B. COOPER, of Whitehaven, and Mrs. C. H. BROWN, of Chicago, Ill.; his brother, Huey LONG, of Memphis and his sister, Mrs. Lee MEDFORD, of Ripley.

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968
Hershal MANARD, 43, of 776 Newell, Memphis, who was born in Ripley, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday of last week in Methodist Hospital in Memphis, which he entered Feb. 14th after a heart attack. Services were last Friday in Memphis Funeral Home, burial in Memorial Park. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Inez MANARD; sons, Hershel Edward MANARD, Raymond Arnold MANARD and David Eugene MANARD; his parents, the W. O. MANARDs and his sister, Mrs. Linda ALLEN, all of Memphis.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Bessie Graves MAJORS, 85, of Ripley, died at 1:15 p.m. last Friday in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, which she entered January 3rd with a fracture suffered in a fall in the Lauderdale County Nursing Home. Services were Sunday in First Baptist Church in Ripley, of which she was a member. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery. Her husband, Herbert L. MAJORS, died in 1918. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hilda CRAIG, of Ripley and two grandchildren, Mrs. James R. FITZHUGH and John Ed CRAIG, both of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Beatrice Goodwin McCREIGHT, 57, of 85 Bellehaven Road, Memphis, sister of Mrs. R. V. LILLEY, of Gates, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, after a long illness. Services were Monday in Memphis Funeral Home with burial in Lebanon Cemetery near Halls. Born in Halls, Mrs. McCREIGHT had resided in Memphis since 1935. She was an employee of Lowenstein's for 28 years until her health forced her retirement five years ago. She leaves her husband, R. P. McCREIGHT and her son, James R. McCREIGHT, of Memphis.

FRIDAY MARCH 22, 1968
Thomas Worth MITCHELL, 82, Asbury farmer, died at 6 a.m. Thursday of last week in his home. Services were last Friday in Asbury Methodist Church, burial in the church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Agnes Wheatley MITCHELL; his daughter, Mrs. J. B. AMMONS, of Asbury; his sisters, Mrs. Elmer MOORE and Miss Mamie MITCHELL, both of Memphis and Mrs. Lillie GRIFFIN, of Osceola, Ark.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Mrs. Willie May NORMAN, 85, formerly of Halls, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday of last week in Jackson-Madison County Hospital, which she entered that day after a long illness. Services were Saturday in Halls Funeral Home, burial was in Floyd's Chapel cemetery near Maury City. She was a member of Palestine Methodist Church. Born in Dyer County, she moved to Crockett County in 1920, to Haywood County in 1929, to Halls in 1945 and to Jackson 15 years ago. She was the widow of C. C. NORMAN, who died in 1933. She leaves two sons, Zeke NORMAN, of Halls and Darrell NORMAN, of Brownsville; a daughter, Mrs. Jettie REDELL, of Jackson; and a brother, E. K. FOLLIS, of Memphis.

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968
Pinkney OWEN, 90, retired Dyer & Crockett County farmer, died at 8:25 a.m. last Friday in the home of his nephew, Billy WILLIAMS, in Dyersburg. Services were Saturday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Sorrell's Chapel Cemetery.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
Richard OWEN, 65, a farmer of Ripley, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday in Lauderdale County Hospital he had entered Feb. 20th. Services were Tuesday in the new Ripley Church ofChrist, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace Chisholm OWEN; brothers, Edric OWEN, JR., and Tom OWEN; sisters, Mrs. Mildred WALTON and Mrs. Leon ESPEY, all of Ripley.

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 1968
Henry REED, 89, retired farmer, farmer of Mrs. Esther PRESCOTT, of Ripley, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday of last week in his home in Drummonds. Services were Saturday in Poplar Grove Assembly of God Church in Tipton County, burial in Church Cemetery.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Mrs. Lucia Livingston RICE, 94, who died in her home in Ripley December 18th, 1967, bequeathed two Lauderdale County Institutions a total of $125,000, her will discloses. $100,000 to Lauderdale County Hospital and $25,000 to Sugar Hill County Library. She was the widow of W. G. L. RICE.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Walter ROBERSON, 68, Ripley grocer and police radio dispatcher, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lauderdale County Hospital. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home. Burial was in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. Born at Lightfoot, he was a lifelong Lauderdal Countian. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Celeste ROBERSON, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy NEWMAN, of Memphis, a foster daughter, Mrs. Ted HALLMARK, of Dublin, Texas; two brothers, Wm. J. ROBERSON, of Ontario, Texas and Sterling F. ROBERSON, of Oakland, Calif.; three grandchildren, Terry NEWMAN, of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Mrs. George REED, of Memphis and Sandra NEWMAN, of New York City, N. Y. and two great-grandchildren, Jenny REED and Danny REED, Both of Memphis.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Andrew Jefferson ROBERTSON, 68, of dyersburg, father of Mrs. Mattie BOONE and Russell ROBERTSON, both of Gates, died Thursday of last week, in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Saturday in Currie Funeral Home in Dyersburg, burial in Sudbury Cemetery in Friendship. He leaves his wife, Florence ROBERTSON; another daughter, Mrs. Betha MILLS, of Friendship; another son; Leon ROBERTSON, of Finley.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
Joseph Eli RODGERSON, 81, retired Crockett County farmer, who moved to Halls early this year, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday of last week at his home in Halls. Services were Saturday in South Fork Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. He leaves his wife, Ora Ella Espey RODGERSON; his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Jane NEARN, of Dallas, Texas; his sister, Mrs. Will PRICE, of Halls.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Maulton E. SANDERS, 51, retired truck driver of Helena, Ark., who was born in Lauderdale County, died at 2 a.m. Thursday of last week en route to a Helena Hospital. Services were last friday in Halls Church of Christ, burial in Halls Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mary Thompson SANDERS; three sons, Robert Thomas SANDERS, of Millington, John SANDERS & James SANDERS, both of West Helena, Ark.; a daughter, Miss Mary Alice SANDERS, of Helena; five brothers, Paul SANDERS, Willie SANDERS, and Clyde SANDERS, all of Halls, Virgil SANDERS, of Flint, Mich., and Fred SANDERS, of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Ina ERWIN, Mrs. Lucille BRIDGES, Mrs. Annie Lois AYERS and Mrs. Emogene BRADFORD, all of Halls.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
SKID BRINGS DEATH TO HAYWOOD BOY--Samuel W. SANFORD, 19, of Brownsville, was killed Sunday when a pickup truck he was driving skidded on icy Highway 19 near the Haywood-Lauderdale County Line and struck a tree. Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Brownsville Home with burial in Trinity Cemetery. A graduate of Haywood County High, he was a freshman in the University of Tennessee at Martin. He had been attending First Methodist Church in Ripley. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Jim SANFORD and three brothers, Thomas, Ben and Jack SANFORD survive him.

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968
A. J. SCATES, 84, father of Rev. Bernard SCATES, of Ripley, died Monday in Lawrence County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mannie SMITH, 63, brother of Mrs. Lizzie BUTLER, of Ripley, died at 7:20 p.m. last Friday in Haywood County Hospital after three months illness. Services were Sunday in Brownsville Funeral Home, Burial was in Robinson Cemetery in Crockett County. Born in Missouri, he resided most of his life in Haywood County, where he farmed at Belleagle. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Baggett SMITH; his sons, Clarence SMITH, Donald SMITH, William SMITH, Danny SMITH and Ricky SMITH, all of Brownsville; and his daughters, Emogene SMITH of Brownsville and Mrs. Fred NANCE, of Memphis.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Curtis SPILLER, 50, former employee of Ripley Box and Basket Co., was pronounced dead on arrival at Lauderdale County Hospital at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Services were Tuesday in Trinity Methodist Church at Nut Bush, burial in the church cemetery. Born in Haywood County, he moved to Lauderdale County at an early age. He was residing with his sister, Mrs. William DANIELS and Mr. DANIELS in Henning when he was fatally stricken. He also leaves a brother, Bill SPILLER, of Knoxville; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy MANESS, of Columbus, Ohio.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Mrs. Mozella Hubbard SPOON, 75, wife of John SPOON, retired farmer, of Flippen, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Lauderdale County Hospial. Services were Thursday at Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, she was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She leaves her sons, Oscar SPOON & Billy SPOON, of Flippen, Johnny SPOON, of Halls, Louis SPOON, of Memphis and Dewey SPOON, of Bensenville, Ill.; her daughters, Mrs. Marjorie MANERS of Vermillion, Ohio, Mrs. Marie NUNN, of Los Angeles. Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Willie LONG, of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Mrs. Mary Lou STANLEY, 54, former Ripley beautician, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home of her sister, Mrs. Viola GREER at Cedar Grove. Services were Thursday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. She also leaves a brother, A. G. BRACKIN, of Ripley; and two other sisters, Mrs. Estette LASSITER, of Memphis and Mrs. Wilma TIREY, of Jamestown, Calif.

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968
Jack Benjamin STEPHENSON, 69, retired farmer of Halls, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital in Dyersburg. Services were Thursday in Gates Church of Christ, burial in Belle Vernon Cemetery in Friendship. He laeves his sons, J. C. STEPHENSON, of Gates, and Ed STEPHENSON, of Martin; his daughters, Mrs. Hilda FRENCH, of Gates, Mrs. Doris JOHNSON, of Martin and Mrs. Billy KYSER, of Irving, Texas; his brothers, J. D. STEPHENSON, of Tigrett, Leo STEPHENSON, of Memphis and Henry STEPHENSON, of Raymondville, Texas, and his sister, Mrs. James L. SHOCKEY, of Roanoke, Texas.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Rev. Hollie Lee STOKES, 63, minister of Curve Church of God, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, which he had entered a week earlier. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He leaves his wife, Ann Adkerson STOKES; brothers, Harvey STOKES, of Ripley, Paul STAKES, of Gates; sisters, Mrs. Bessie CANNON and Mrs. Sam Ethel WORLDS, both of Ripley, Mrs. Evie SCALLIONS, of Gates, Mrs. Blanche SCALLIONS, of Dresden, Mrs. Lula SCALLIONS and Mrs. Demetra HOWARD, both of Memphis, Mrs. Effie REYNOLDS, of West Helena, Ark., and Mrs. Velma MEACHAM, of West Memphis, Ark.

FRIDAY MARCH 29, 1968
Mrs. Virgie Lucas SUMROW, 75, of Halls, died at 6 p.m. last Friday in Dyersburg Manor Convalescent Home, which she entered January 16th. Services were Sunday in Halls First Christian Church, burial in Halls Cemetery. Born in Dixon County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1919. She leaves her husband, Joe SUMROW, landowner and ginner; her brothers, Clyde T. LUCAS, of McEWEN and F. M. LUCAS, of Nashville; her sisters, Mrs. John McELHINEY, of Nashville and Mrs. Herbert JONES, of Dunlap.

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 1968
Banks TAYLOR, 70, of Edith, retired farmer and former Fort Pillow State Prison Farm employee, died at 11 p.m. Thursday of last week in Kennedy Hospital in Memphis, where he had entered December 28th. Services at Edith Methodist Church, Burial in Lauderdale County Memorial Gardens. He was a Navy Veteran of WWI. He leaves his wife, Nellie Crihfiels TAYLOR; a son, Jim TAYLOR of Mt. Vernon, IL and a son, Bobby Joe TAYLOR of West Covina, CA; two brothers, Pike TAYLOR of Halls and Eutram TAYLOR of Pinole, CA; and two sisters, Mrs. John CHISM of Ripley and Mrs. Kate TALLEY, of Cartage, MO.

FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 1968
Albert Young THOMPSON, 74, of 1577 Sterling Road, Memphis; brother of Paul THOMPSON & Neal THOMPSON and Mrs. Laura REECE, all of Ripley, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday in Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were in Memphis Funeral, burial in Asbury Cemetery here. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rose Mary Thompson ROGERS, of Memphis; and another brother, Hugh THOMPSON, of Arlington.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1968
Mrs. Wilma Chism THOMPSON, 62, of 127 Crescent Drive, Ripley, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Tuesday. Services were Thursday in edith Methodist Church, burial in Edith Cemetery. Born in Lauderdale County, she moved to Tipton County in 1941 and back to Ripley four months ago. She was a member of Ripley Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, John THOMPSON; two ste-sons, Kenneth THOMPSON, of Humboldt and -----THOMPSON, of Harrison, Ark.; A step-daughter, Mrs. Oma WILLIAMS, of Bellville, Mich.; a brother, John CHISM, of Ripley; three sisters, Mrs. Neelie CRIHFIELD, of Ripley, Mrs. Odell ELLIS, of Edith and Mrs. Jennie MANERS, of Arp.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
Mrs. Woneda THOMPSON, 49, of 938 Maple Drive, Memphis, sister-in-law of Mrs. Lena Dyer, of Ripley, Mrs. Allie HARRISON, of Arp, Mrs. George BRADEN, of Lightfoot and Mrs. Edith HAYNES, of Central, died Tuesday of last week in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, after a stroke. She leaves her husband, David THOMPSON; her sons, Robert D. THOMPSON and David Allen THOMPSON, both of Memphis, and her daughter, Mrs. R. A. KOGLER, of Virginia Beach, VA.

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 1968
Sanford Miller TURNER, 71, retired farmer, died Monday of last week in his home in Henning. Services were Tuesday of last week in Maley Funeral Home with burial in Munford Cemetery. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Pattie Sue Mason TURNER; his sons, John L. TURNER, of Ripley and Eugene TURNER, of Huron; his daughters, Mrs. Lawrence HAMIL and Mrs. J. C. ERVIN, both of Henning.

FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 1968
Mrs. Augusta VADEN, 82, widow of John M. VADEN, Halls merchant, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, which she entered two hours earlier with heart failure. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Halls Funeral Home, burial in Concord Cemetery. Born in Haywood County, she moved to Lauderdale County in 1907. She was a member of Curve Church of God. Her husband died in 1962. She leaves 6 sons; Paul, Lynn, Judson, & Wayne VADEN, all of Halls , John M. VADEN, Jr., of Memphis and Andrew VADEN, of Marion, Ark.; two daughters, Mrs. Gilbreath DYER, of Halls and Mrs. W. C. BATTS, of Fulton, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. Robert P. CLARK, of Forked Deer.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
Services for William Bryan YOUNG, 72, of Ripley, who died Tuesday evening of last week in his winter home in Delray Beach, Fla., were at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1968
Mrs. Maggie Griggs WAKEFIELD, 82, of Luckett, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday of last week in Lauderdale County Hospital, which she entered Jan. 13th. Services were Saturday in Ripley Funeral Home, burial in Lightfoot Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Lauderdale County, she was a member of Luckett Methodist Church, the widow of Albert Wilbur WAKEFIELD, Luckett farmer, who died in 1928. She leaves her son, Rudell WAKEFIELD, of Ripley; her daughters, Mrs. Pearl OSTEEN and Mrs. Elmer CONRAD, both of Ripley; her brother, Wiley GRIGGS and her sister, Mrs. J. C. WAKEFIELD Sr., both of Ripley.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1968
Oscar WAKEFIELD, 80, of 3659 Kimball, Memphis, brother of Jack WAKEFIELD and Mrs. Oma CROOK, both of Ripley, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday in Memphis MediCenter after a long illness. Burial was in Memphis Memorial Park. Born in Lauderdale County, he moved to Texas about 1908 and returned to Memphis in 1926. He had retired after 30 years with the U. S. Corps of Engineers in Memphis. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. D. E. WAKEFIELD of Memphis and a sister, Tense McGARRITY of Memphis.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1968
William Emmit WEST, 76, of Brownsville, brother of Mrs. Elam FORSYTHE, of Ripley, died at 10:30 p.m. last Friday in Ervin Nursing Home in Brownsville. Services were Sunday in Brownsville Funeral Home, burial in Robinson Cemetery in Crockett County. He leaves his sons, Wilburn WEST, of Brownsville, Odell WEST, of Providence and Olden WEST, of Memphis; daughters, Mrs. John BRUCE and Mrs. Beatrice UTLEY, both of Brownsville, Mrs. Frances PUCKETT, of Jackson, Mrs. Paul JONES, of Ala., and Mrs. Virginia DEDMON, of Calif.; a brother, Lee WEST, of Brownsville; and another sister, Mrs. Arthur HARRELL, of Ala.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 1968
Mrs. Mattie Lucas WILBANKS, 77, of near Dyersburg, who was born in Gates. died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Dyersburg, which she had entered three weeks earlier. Services were Monday in Halls Funeral Home, burial in Halls Cemetery. She leaves her husband, Sid L. WILBANKS; her son, Charles ALSOBROOKS, of Halls; her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca DAYTON, of L. A., Calif.; her brother, Byron LUCAS, of Dyersburg; her sister, Mrs. Irma PARRISH, of St. Louis, Mo.; and her grandchildren, James Cary ALSOBROOKS & Mrs. Jim HORNER, both of Memphis and Mrs. Harvey COULTER, of Apopka, Fla.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1968
Mrs. Cora Watson WINBERRY, 86, mother of Mrs. Tennie BARHAM, of Ripley, died last Friday at her home in Stanton. Services were Saturday in Brownsville Funeral Home, Burial in Jones Chapel Cemetery in Fayette County.

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TENNESSEE STATE ARCHIVES MICROFILM ROLL #106
RIPLEY-LAUDERDALE COUNTY ENTERPRISE JAN-DEC 1968

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